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NANEX - Development of Exposure Scenarios for Manufactured Nanomaterials

The NANEX project aimed to develop a catalogue of generic and specific exposure scenarios for Manufactured Nanomaterials (MNMs) relevant for human exposure taking account of the entire lifecycle of these materials.

NANEX collected and reviewed available exposure information and developed a set of generic exposure scenarios for three very relevant MNMs:

  1. high aspect ratio nanomaterials - HARNs,
  2. mass-produced nanomaterials, and
  3. specialised nanomaterials that are currently only produced on a small scale.

Data collected included both quantitative (measurement results if available) and qualitative, contextual exposure information (risk management measures).

In support of the project targets, the applicability of existing models for estimating occupational and consumer exposure, as well as available model for estimating environmental release and human exposure through the environment were reviewed and a small number of specific case illustrations, covering occupational, consumer and environmental release/exposure scenarios were conducted, and gap analyses of the available knowledge and data and define research priorities was performed.

Follow this link to find out more about the NANEX project.

(Funded by European Commission, FP7)

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